Fishing action continues to be excellent in Canadian waters. The reefs in the deep basin areas north of Skeet Island are giving up numbers of walleye, while points, dropoffs, and shorelines within the shallower basin areas closer to the Angle are producing larger fish but fewer numbers. Expect to find some nice sized perch and crappie mixed in with the walleye. As usual, a jig tipped with a minnow or soft plastic is the standard presentation.

Angling for muskie has remained consistent. The algae bloom has filled in some areas, making it difficult to spot follows and cast to specific rocks. Look for areas where the wind has cleared the algae away, or run farther north to find clear water. Northern pike and muskie have been a common catch for the walleye anglers working shoreline areas, especially any areas with weeds. Try using a large swimbait retrieved close to the bottom along shorelines to tap into this bite. Most smallmouth bass are still right along the rocky shorelines and points, but expect to find some nice bass on deeper off-shore structure as well.

In Minnesota waters, the most consistent bite has been along the deep edge of structure pulling bottom bouncers and spinners. Speed trolling shallow rock flats with crankbaits will also put plenty of fish in the boat. Areas like Little Oak I., the Crowduck I. flats, and Starren Shoals have been productive.